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Best Carrot Cake in the mont/bux burbs?

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cgarner May 25, 2012 09:56 AM

I'm going to a 70th birthday party this weekend and I offered to either make or bring the honoree's favorite cake... carrot cake

I make a good carrot cake, but have so much other stuff to do this weekend, I'm willing to splurge on a REALLY good store bought cake

any ideas/suggestions for Montgomery/Bucks County area?

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    Hungryin theBurbs May 25, 2012 10:26 AM

    I recently had a carrot cupcake from a new bakery at the Creekside Farmer's Market in Elkins Park. The bakery doesn't have a storefront, but they do take orders and will do some delivery or meet somewhere. The cupcake was really delicious and I'm sure they would do a cake out of it.

    http://www.demeebakery.com/

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      sylviag May 25, 2012 11:37 AM

      If you have a Whole Foods near you, I can recommend their carrot cake. I bought one last year at our Whole Foods (Fairmount) and everyone enjoyed it.

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        RitterSportRules May 25, 2012 06:46 PM

        We've had several carrot cakes from WF and have always found them to be unexceptional and often dry.

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        RitterSportRules May 26, 2012 01:19 AM

        Zakes Cakes (Cafe). I haven't tried their CC cut I've heard it's good.

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          Chefpaulo May 27, 2012 06:54 PM

          I'll second Zake's for anything..
          However, I fondly remember my first slice of carrot cake ever at the Country Club Diner on Cottman Ave. around 1975 - you know, back in the days of wine and cheese parties, spinach dip in the hollowed out boule and Harvey Wallbangers. It was superb but unlike there anymore.
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            teddybare May 28, 2012 02:22 PM

            Tabora Farms. Just fantastic!

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              givemecarbs May 28, 2012 02:44 PM

              Soon tabora will be open in Lansdale. That will be so convenient. I've been eagerly watching their progress next to the kugel ball.

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                cgarner May 29, 2012 05:25 AM

                Wound up getting one from Tabora Farms, it was fantastic. I stopped at WF and they had no carrot cake, so as a "just in case" I got the strawberry cake with whipped cream... wow, that was really good too (both cakes went in a flash!)
                Thank you for your suggestions!

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                  teddybare May 29, 2012 04:59 PM

                  Tabora has the best bakery including GF. If you liked the carrot cake, try the chocolate devils food! Their breads are to die for!

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